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Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

Consumer Watchdog Considering Repeal of Payday Lending Rule

By Ken Sweet | Jan 18
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has decided to reconsider a key set of rules enacted last year that would have protected consumers against harmful payday lenders.

Liz Weston: What Good Financial Advice Looks Like

Liz Weston: What Good Financial Advice Looks Like

By Liz Weston | Jan 17
Good financial advice can help you achieve your life goals. Bad financial advice can cost you a fortune and leave you worse off than if you had tried to go it alone.

How to Leverage Great Credit Without Borrowing A Dime

How to Leverage Great Credit Without Borrowing A Dime

By Gregory Karp | Jan 15
As average credit scores for Americans continue to rise, the question for many becomes how to use their excellent credit rating to optimize their lives without borrowing money or adding risk.

Ask Brianna: Should I Tell My Partner I'm in Serious Debt?

Ask Brianna: Should I Tell My Partner I'm in Serious Debt?

By Brianna McGurran | Jan 13
Some secrets are harmless, like eating the last slice of your partner's favorite cake. But hiding thousands of dollars in debt does not fall into the "harmless" category.

Liz Weston: Why You Should Save for Something Fun

Liz Weston: Why You Should Save for Something Fun

By Liz Weston | Jan 10
Maybe saving for something you really, really want isn't frivolous. It may be exactly what you need to get your financial life on track.

Side Hustles You Can Start with No Money

Side Hustles You Can Start with No Money

By Jackie Zimmermann | Jan 9
Starting a business is often a pricey ordeal, but no- to low-cost ideas exist for aspiring entrepreneurs with unique and marketable talent.

Ask Brianna: How Do I Make A Money Resolution That Succeeds?

Ask Brianna: How Do I Make A Money Resolution That Succeeds?

By Brianna McGurran | Jan 7
Drastically cutting your spending and saving a big portion of your income might sound seductive in a dramatic, start-a-blog-about-it way. But saving a lot so suddenly is hard.

A Fantastic Year for Fund Investors: Everyone's A Winner

A Fantastic Year for Fund Investors: Everyone's A Winner

By Stan Choe | Jan 6
Nearly every fund made money during 2017, which ended up being one of the most enjoyable years in history for investors as improvements in corporate profits and economies around the world lifted markets.

Q&A: Using Government Policy to Guide Investment Choices

Q&A: Using Government Policy to Guide Investment Choices

By Alex Veiga | Dec 31
From the Republican-led federal tax reform package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump to his predecessor's sweeping overhaul of health care, government policies can often benefit some companies and hurt others.

Wrong Mutual Fund Can Rob Years of Retirement Income

Wrong Mutual Fund Can Rob Years of Retirement Income

By Arielle O'Shea | Dec 30
You may not know it, but there's a class system inside your investment portfolio. The same fund - with the same manager, investment holdings and performance - may come at a significantly different cost, depending on the share class you're in.

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